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Exploring Revelation
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“Revelation 5: 2 - 4”
by Art Sadlier   
March 16th, 2008

Last week we saw the Book in Revelation 5:1 appearing in Daniel 12:4. We discovered that, in this Book is recorded the events of the Tribulation Period as they relate to Israel. (Dan.10:14)

The Book is also the Title Deed to the Earth, and the events recorded in it are the events which lead to the restoration of the earth to its rightful owner.

God gave the earth to mankind to govern on His behalf, Psl.115:16, "The heaven even heavens, are the Lord's but the earth hath He given to the children of men." However, when Adam sinned and obeyed Satan rather than God, the earth, passed by the permissive will of God, to the control of Satan. (Jn. 14:30, Lu.4:5,6, 2 Cor. 4:4,)

So this Book contains the Plan of God to return the earth to its rightful owner. As the Book is opened, its plan is carried out to Rev. 6 - 19: We see the final results when the book is opened in Rev. 20:10 and Rev. 20:4. The earth is returned to its rightful owner, see Lu. 1:32, 33.

O listen, God has a marvelous plan for man! Man is the object of God's Love. You are the object of God's love. God wants to make you a part of His Plan. God wants to make you a part of His Family. God wants to pour out His Blessings upon you throughout all of eternity.

The question is - How can you be a part of God's wonderful plan for man? You have to be translated into the Kingdom of God's Son, Col, 1:13 Christ told Nicodemus how that had to happen. "Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven,"Jn. 3;3. In Jn.1: 12 we learn how that can happen, see also John 3:16, John 3:36.

Will you even now, receive Christ as your Savior and Lord.

Peter gives us an understanding of the gospel in 1 Peter 2:24 "Who His Own self (Christ) bare our sins in His Own Body on the Tree (Cross) that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."

Rev.5:2 "And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice: "Who is worthy to open the Book, and to Loose the seals thereof?" This Book is also the title deed to the earth. Satan has usurped authority over this earth and now the time has come to remove him. Who is worthy? Who is able, To open the book, to break the seals, to pour out the judments upon the earth, the judgments that will remove satan from control over the earth. To pour out the judgmentw that will restore the earth to its rightful owner and King, Jesus Christ. To the one who will return the earth to the Utopia God intended it to be. Rom. 8:19-23.

Rev. 5:3 "And no man in Heaven, nor in Earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the Book, neither to look thereon." The Liberals can't! The Conservatives can't! The Republicans can't! The Democrats can't! The U.N. can't! Six thousand years of history has never produced a man that can restore the earth to God's Original Utopia.

The answer comes ringing down over the centuries, "No man in Heaven, nor in Earth," No one is able, no one is worthy No government leader no religious leader no military leader. No one in heaven, not even a mighty angel.

The philosophy of the world is and always has been, we can get along without God, because man can do everything. Man cannot govern the world, man cannot manage the planet. All man can do is corrupt, pollute, defile and destrroy, both his world and himself.

Satan has been given permission to manage the world to see if he can do a better job than God did prior to Adam's fall. By the time the Tribulation period is over the world will be in ashes, Satan will have proved himself a failure.

In Rev. 5:4, we see John's reaction, "And I wept much," The tense of the verb indicates he was continously weeping, "Why was John so moved by this situation?" John knew the significance of the seven sealed book. John knew that positionally man's salvation was accomplished. John also knew that the final phase of man's redemption had not yet been accomplished. The final redemption of man, of Israel, and of the earth had not yet been accomplished.

John looked down upon the earth and saw man continuing to live in sin, in spite of Calvary. He saw the earth corrupted, in spite of Calvary. John saw no home for Israel in spite Calvary. John looked down and saw the earth corupted.

John was overwhelmed with the realization that the seven sealed Book contained the program to bring about the rescue and redemption of the earth. but he also knew the program needed someone to carry it out.

Next week we will see the problem solved. My friend, today the earth is in a shambles, but God is about to redeem both Israel and the earth. Someday soon the Trumpet Will Sound, the church will go home, and God's wrath will consume rebellious men and women. If you are not saved - the time is short - Come To Christ NOW!

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